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Sep 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
. over the next few programs, "this is america" will look at the culture, people, government, s of has and sight standard we will look at its importance in the region and its relationship with the united states. "this is america" visits the republic of kazakhstan. "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation, afo communications, and the rotondaro family trust. this year, kazakhstan celebrates its 20th anniversary of independence. on this program, we will learn about what it was like before independence 20 years ago, and how oil and a visionary president made kazakhstan the success it is today and why diversifying its economy will be the key to kazakhstan's even brighter future. >> it was a while the economy, while business economy, and a great economy mainly. today, we have a lot of public companies. our businessmen are doing international joint ventures. if you take the society as a whole, are people became much
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Sep 18, 2012 8:00am EDT
lot of this stuff as the washington bureau chief of "the new york times" in the 1970's and 1980's. i started to dig into history, i learned so much, i did not believe how much i missed. you understand that there are long-term trends at work here since the late 1970's. in the economy and politics that have put this in the predicament we're in today. we're not going to get a smart fix in this country unless we understand the roots of our problems and i do not think the campaign is doing that at all. tavis: do your -- to your point, what advice would you offer to journalists in now? i fret that 20 or 30 years from now, there will be journalists covering this moment of economic collapse that will look back as you have done on your career and see the mist a lot of stuff. what advice do you have about journalists and not missing the key details. as brilliant as you were, how did you miss stuff? >> it will happen. you cannot avoid it. one thing you can do is keep part of your reportorial staff and not chase the daily events. let them go back home. let's take a look and see what happened. ho
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Sep 4, 2012 8:00am EDT
present a lifestyle message or a commercial message of some kind, thehereas in the 1930's, depression era, there was a lot of message music made by folks, and it was popular, and in the 50's, somewhere in the top 10. unbelievable today. tavis: but that is where we are now. these are depression-era-like conditions. >> the media, are they going to show you this kind of music? i assume that people are out there writing songs, thinking about songs. there are more people than ever before in this kind of trouble. how are they going to hear this? it will be harder to find out about. tavis: i am not asking this question out of any naivete, but to play something like this from you, or there are others writing their music, telling their story about the way they see this country heading, what do you make of it that radio and other media outlets could not play this kind of stuff for fear of being labeled politically incorrect just to play it? do you follow me? >> yes. tavis: the culture has changed so much. 1960's --'s, 1940's, if i did that, somebody is going to send me some email about just pla
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Sep 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
encourages governments to get it signed off to the target was made up in the 1960's based on figures from the 1940's. when the u.n. look at these figures and said it should be served. 4%. -- 0.4%. >> in a sense it does not matter. it is the policy. i do not believe it is about that but i understand the argument. it is a policy of all three major parties of the last election and so what is happening now is the enactment of democracy. when you go out and talk to the public -- just a year ago, when people were asked the question in a fair way, not, given the recession, can we possibly afford -- >> that was some time ago. support is falling. these millionaires are not paying their fault amount of tax. and they want them to spend money that does not work. they have been shown not to work. >> the same amount of money was to -- page to disasters, you would not have a problem? >> when you have a disaster, it causes chaos on the ground. groups like msf, who are good in these situations, have a huge problem because there is so much money around and there are so many charities exploitin
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Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
by the u. s-led nato occupation force in afghanistan. local villagers say they were collecting firewood when they were under attack. >> those killed are all women. they are not able to distinguish between sticks and guns. the women were collecting wood. you infidels and americans could not see the difference between a piece of wood and a gun? times have seven others were also wounded. >> the nato occupation meanwhile continues to face a relentless wave of attacks from inside the afghan ranks. on sunday, four u.s. soldiers were killed, two wounded by a member of the afghan police. a nato spokesperson said this followed a separate attack on foreign troops. >> there were two more insider attacks within the last 24 hours. mr. day coming in the late afternoon, we had an insider attack where a member of the afghan local police was killing two soldiers, wounding another british soldier. the shooter had been killed in that incident. in the early morning hours today, four isaf members were killed, a member of the afghan police. this incident is still under investigation. as soon as we h
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Sep 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
democratic national convention he. we begin this evening request jack lew. ''s the chief of staff for president obama. >> different styles president obama will tend to come in a quite tight lawyerly way. president clinton likes to hear more of the discussion, to think things through. they end up in the same place in the sense they have gotten out of the people that work for them everything they know and they're making the decision based on fact and. >> we condition request john podesta former chief of staff for president clinton and director of transition. >> what's really critical is for him to frame the choice about what this election is about. 2 very, very different view tion and approaches to the us economy. he's got credibility about what works and what doesn't. i think he can remind people about what has worked for them in the past and set a path for the future. so i think one of the things that he will do is spend his time talking about the challenges that president obama faced, the way he responded to them, why those were the right choices. >> charlie:we conclude with jeff sel
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
understand, they've heard of the 1950's and 1960's civil rights movements. medgar evers and others were killed trying to invalidate laws that were put into place 50 or 60 years before that, at the end of reconstruction, to reassure white supremacy in politics in the south. they put in many laws for the grandfather clause. basically, your grandfather and if you're registered to vote before the civil war. tests on whether or not you could read. a poll tax based on a man who could not -- this at a man who could pay the tax could be bought. they put in formerly incarcerated people bands but these were hugely disproportionate racial impact and disenfranchised black voters, and got rid of black representation in the south. what we see is every time we go to black people, there is a massive wave of voter suppression. it does happen many times in history. here it comes again, after we break the color barrier at the white house for the first time, with the largest most diverse presidential electret ever, and now the reforms that past do not solve problems but create problems and create problems
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Sep 16, 2012 8:00am EDT
. s he says he knows the group' influenced but -- influenced by al-qaeda were behind the attack on the u.s. consulate. >> it is first hand information. it is direct information. they believe libya cannot be a hub for the conflict. but it should be used or utilize as a backyard for a logistic space for a bigger fatah, which is egypt or syria or maybe both of them. >> the americans cannot reverse the arabs bring. the question as how to respond to the dangers? -- the americans cannot reverse the arab spring? should it avoid treading too heavily in the region for fear of exacerbating the issue? or has it become, as some republicans feel, too indecisive and apologetic? america needs to make it clear what it stands for. >> what the united states needs to do is take the kind of leadership that will organize the international community to address these crises, and it does not appear that is happening in the way that is productive and it's the result that we want. which is basically not to have the interest at the military level. at least two other feelings, the power vacuum, and ultimately
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Sep 12, 2012 7:30am EDT
newspapers that say takeshima is japanese territory. the foreign minister says his goovt will run@s in japanese media. they will claim that the islands are south korean territory historically, geographical and under international law. government officials prepare to give handouts in japanese. that explain the south korean stance. they will double the annual budget for collecting documents on the islands and running such ads. >>> japan's largest opposition, liberal democrating party will choose a new leader later this month. the party could not reconcile on internal feud. five candidates will compete for the post. the foreign prime minister is expected to announce his candidacy during the day. he wants to continue constitutional and educational reforms he began when he was prime minister. acting policy chief, is also to run. he was two months defense minister. and machimura is running part of the same faction, and repeatedly asked the former prime minister not to stand in the election. they'll compete against policy chief, ishiba, and the secretary-general, the son of the tokyo governor
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Sep 18, 2012 11:00pm EDT
technologiesnologist can,s can impart too much impact on our own technology. >> rose: someone said wisely one time, technology does not deliver as much as you expect in the beginning and in the end delivers more than you expect. >> i think that is accurate and a great insight. one of the things we have seen on twitter is we are constantly surprised by the kinds of conversations that emerge on the platform. you know, it has become trite to say that technology has reduced the distance between people in terms of allowing them to communicate, it eliminated the barriers of time and geography, for example, but i think on twitter, specifically, that distance has been so collapsed that all of these other artificial barriers to communication are eroded, like the barriers of socioeconomic status or celebrity, et cetera. and so you will see these conversations emerge on twitter like, the canadian hip-hop artist drake tweeting something like the first million is the hardest, you know and it is kind of this bold statement, if you will, and t. boone pickens replying, drake, the first billion is
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Sep 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
it may become necessary to take military action. >> that's s true. but the critics of the president in israel say the statements are great but we are looking for the action that matches the statements. >> rose: what action do they want? >> serious real, real crippling sanctions. >> rose: and you believe sanctions can work? >> there's diplomacy, sanctions, credible threat of war and a political ladder for the iranian government to step down without being humiliated. you need all four. >> rose: do you believe something that l happen that will not require military action? >> i think it's a distinct possibility. i won't say with any certainty that war will be averted but i think war can be averted. >> rose: you spent a lot of time thinking about negotiations between israel and arab countries, including syria, but also the palestinians. that seems to be going nowhere. >> right now. it's not a lost cause. right now, of course,, the agenda is occupied iran, occupied syria, the palestinians and the arab spring in general. the palestinians have been shoved aside. but the issue is not going t
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
.'s guy has emerged than may guy. but i don't think my guy is dead. >> charlie:is there one politician anywhere that defines what you believe would be the type profile that would get us to where you think we need to be? >> i'm tended to say no, i toned point to a whole group of people. you know who i would say just about any mayor or governor in this country. we have fascinating group of mayors. >> charlie:and their place is the laboratory. >> right. whether it's rahm emmanuel, mayor bloomberg or fof nors mich daniels. these people are conducting policies. personally wish wosh conducted in washington. you don't have to go far. you see change every day. i remember watching rahm emanuel come pain inning chicago. facing obvious challenges. fixing that school, fix pg this police district, very practical, get it done. and he would look like the happiest man on earth to be out of the washington and do what he loves. >> charlie:theul for coming david brooks. back in a moment krnches we contl tailly january 2 pleased to have him back on this program. i should suggest he had been earlier very c
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Sep 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
here, a columnist for "the new york times"s and a career spanning nearly 30 years. he covered everything from russia and the middle east to books and movies. he currently writes about american politics, american culture, american science, american behavior. and much more. i am always pleased to have him share those ideas with us on this program. so welcome. >> don't forget bruce springstein. >> right. you never thought about writing a song by the way. >> that is truly beyond me. >> you never know. >> foreign policy, you and inn a column within the last six months said barack obama on foreign policy gets high marks from this columnist. >> right. and we've seen why in the contrast in the last couple of days. the american people always vote for the candidate who is more orderly, who seems to preserve stability and order especially in foreign policy. so in 2004 george bush seemed more orderly than john kerry, seemed safer, more secure oriented. in 2008 obama seemed more orderly and a safer pair of hands than mccain. >> rose: on the economy or -- >> on everything. and that is one o
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Sep 21, 2012 3:00am EDT
of the lights out, and on this phone you could see it, see what color it was, and on the iphone 4 s just a dim shadow. >> rose: that makes a lot of difference. >> i actually did the same thing late at night and daytime a lot of photos looked pretty much the same, old phone, new phone and nighttime photo, the light, i honestly thought maybe i did something wrong anding to it would lights and took it in a different -- it looked like i took it in different lighting circumstances i honestly thought people won't believe this is a side by side comparison it is going to look like i turned a light on. >> rose: what do you wish it had that it doesn't have? >> obviously voice recognition and those kind of things we are longing for and they haven't perfected them am i right? >> right. >> it is a good question, i guess i wish that it had what i would describe as two-day battery life, where i could leave somewhere, put the full charge this morning and use it for two days straight, pretty much all day and it still have some energy left,. >> rose: you said this is on its way to being a bookmark yo
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Sep 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
help or do as much as we could to protect the people. and often they say it's the u.n.'s fault or they didn't give-- but as i explain in the book, the u.n. has no standing army. we need to rely on governments to give us the troops we want. we often go in lightly armed with lightly armed troops. and we ourselves have to the been able to lower expectation and explain to the people what we are there for. so sometimes they would expect a couple of battalions of the u.n. to do incredible things, you know. i mean and when the failure comes, our member states don't speak up, you know. it's the organization, the secretary-general and the team and i try to explain to people that there are two u.n.s. the u.n. made up of member states who give us the mandate and the secretariat that implements it. and we can be as the organization can be as strong as the member states want it to be. and in both situations, we didn't have enough capacity on the ground. there were again divisions amongst the member states as to policy, when you look at bosnia, where there was effective military on the ground,
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Sep 17, 2012 11:00pm EDT
-- >> yeah, india-- there's more muslims in india than pakistan, interestingly. i think please go has s the biggest country but, yes, there's-- but, you know, in our family we weren't religious. my immediate family. my parents and i but in my larger family there were many believing muslims. my mother's father, my grandfather, was a deeply religious man, he went on the pilgrim plaj to meck mecca and so on. >> rose: what did they say when you were going through this? >> some were supportive and some weren't. some weren't. >> rose: you said every book has to teach you how to write it. how did this book teach you how to write it? >> well, the thing about writing this book, i didn't want to write it like a confessional or a diary, i thought i want to write it like a novel. i want to write it like a novel because it is kind of-- as we were saying, it's got elements of thriller and spy novel. i want to write it like a novel except that everything is true. so i thought about these great non-fiction novels, like truman capote's "in cold blood" or schindler's list or "the right stuff." these book
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
get back to 1960's level when you adjust for inflation. we've not heard much about a living wage or eradicating poverty. we have talked only about the middle class. we have said before, you have many levels of poor. we argue the new poor are the former middle-class. yes, sounding much more populist and hitting a lot of the right themes, but at the end of the day, poverty has not been made a priority. we want a president like lyndon johnson to look at america series about eradicating poverty. it could be cut in half in 10 years, eradicated in 25. this is not a skill problem, but a will problem. >> cornel west, what you think would be the most important actions to first take? >> we are accenting the fight back. we are highlighting what is going on in chicago. stop and frisk going on, the 10,000 whistles that will be blown and many different sides today all over new york city dealing with the connection between the military industrial complex and the new jim crow. and the ways in which we can link it to quality education, quality housing, jobs with the living wage, workers having more
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Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
, in two separate s. shootings.a bar fight early sunddy morning... spilled out pulaski and pratt streetss a man was shot and is in serious and the victim of a shooting saturday in southwest baltimore is dead. body on coventry road in irvington round noon saturday. he had been shot several times. police haven't released the victim's the teen accused of trying to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar... will appear in federal court today. todaa. 18- year-old adel daoud is charged with attempttng to use a weapno of mass destruction and attempting to damage and a destroy a building with an xplosive.on friday, he was givee a phony car bomb.. by and undercover agent... who saw him press the trigger.neighors say they had no lue daoud had this planned. "so many years together i hear no problem, his family okay. i'm sad i hear that." that."daouu was active in jihadist internet forums...and &papparently searched online fo information on bomb-makiig. the tea party candidate who turned heads in her 2010 senate bid in delaware... says she may give it another shot. you may reeall christine
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Sep 9, 2012 11:00am EDT
, 30, 40 years ago? >> it's absolutely different. look at the way -- you see people in their 80's -- in fact, anthony store the other day, famous british psychologist who died at age 80 was giving a lecture at oxford at the university there. he was one of the fellows. he was 80 years old and has continued to be active, writing books. >> how do do you spell his name? >> storr. >> that leads me to another man who lived over 100 and at certain periods in his life, in order to move from one activity or avocation to another, we can get into that in a moment, because you are a favor of avocations, are you not? >> yes. >> not to be confused with hunting. >> that's correct. >> you are concerned that when your brain is used that, keeps the brain healthy? >> no question about it. look at grandma moses. she started painting at 77 and lived to be 103. >> this gentleman's name was saure. he not only changes avocations but after a certain number of years he would change his name. you think that's carrying things too far? >> i think if he was starting off with a clean slate -- >> in order to liv
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Sep 17, 2012 7:30am EDT
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Sep 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
opportunity now to perform and to make inroads that way. but it was not that way in the 1970's. it was a company town that was in the business of songwriting. you had to get a job as a staff songwriter. i should have been knocking on the doors of publishing companies. it would not given me the life that i had had. ice started playing the club's -- i started playing the clubs from the valley. it was called the cal-punk kind of movement. that allowed me the opportunity to go on this side of the hill. to play club lingerie. tavis: in a place like l.a., who sells this in l.a.? and >> 517 . you do not have to. it was a boot jean, slim cut. it goes way back to the 1960's and 1970's. all of the rodeo guys. wrangler was a louis certification -- looser fit. when i was a kid, the champion cowboys in the 1960's, you would not catch those guys not wearing levi's. they would go really long. these are off the rack. the first pair i bought were here in l.a.. in the valley, there are a couple places. king's western wear was a mainstay in the valley. they outfitted a lot of -- cowboy culture in l.a
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Sep 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
baltimore.police are searching for suspectt, in two separate s. shootings.a bar fight early sunday morning... spilled out into the streets near south pulaski and pratt streets. a pan was shot and is in serious condition this morning. protests continue to break out pn over 20 countries today... over an anti-muslim video... that was produced in california and went viral. viral.protest nats natsit's triggered violence in several areas... including libya... where 4 americans were killed tuesday... incluuing the u-s ambassador to libya.the obama administration is still pnvestigating the attacks to determine if they were spontaneous... or part of a long-forming plan. but it's still unclear how to reduce tension in countries with a u-s presence. 1:09 bolton says: "backing away from the film is not going to eliiinate the hatred or extremism. (butt to) the apologize, they'll just push more."-butt to-1:00- 1:07 yates says: "i think it's very very important nottto disengage from this vital region, we just haae to find a way that doesn't involve military invasions." invasions."secretary of state hilla
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
-taking in the 1970's during the munich olympics where some israeli athletes were killed. now, whether greece an deserves the next package of bailout money. the ax is likely to fall hardest on pensions. our correspondent reports on the impact of austerity. >> keeping agile to confront the challenges ahead, for years they have put aside money for comfortable old age. but with plans for another cut the pensions to raise 4.5 billion euros, the elderly are being stretched beyond their means. coffee time used to be a chance to relax. now all the talk is of financial concerns. >> i am in despair. this cannot go on. my children have no work and no home. my pension is cut. i dreamt of a different life. >> what can i say. if they lower my pension even more, i might be left with just 100 euros per month to live. why should we suffer? us. must telhelp >> pensioners will feel more pain in the next round of cuts. few greeks will be in scared. public-sector salaries, health care, state administration, and other programs will affect the old and young. demand at this foster care home doubled
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Sep 9, 2012 8:00am EDT
. farmers fought for and won control of the land in the 1990's. they built their own houses. the town symbolizes one part of the dream that many spaniards brought, the social europe coexisting with the old conservative traditions. the spanish press has compared it to robin hood. he himself prefers the scottish rebel william wallace. >> i think he was a true revolutionary. he came from the lower class and demanded change for his people. he was defeated, though. >> too well, your voice house winners and losers. -- well, you always have winners and losers. >> it is not in he and his utop politicians need to worry about. it is ordinary spanish people. the die is cast for a fall spanish bailout and the conditions will be no drastic changes to the way people live. their concern is obvious. >> somebody had to do something. there should be more like him. it is a beautiful place. we cannot go on this way with more and more unemployment. this region has so much in its favor but we are coming increasingly poor. >> i do not respect his ideas but i respect him because he is a leader and you h
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Sep 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
bank, our retionship managers work hard s to understand the industry you operate in. working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> can unmanned drones be the future of policing? and where will that leave any chance of privacy? this week the drones which have transformed warfare and which could soon be used by ordinary people. >> unmanned drones, we can be watched in our -- on our own property and even in our own homes. >> and should science be used to reduce the risk of children being born disabled? we ask if it could possibly be making a respectful comeback. >> there are powerful moral reasons to enhance human beings and indeed human beings are self-improvers. >> from science fiction movies or perhaps as high tech weapons in the skies over iraq or afghanistan, but over the next decade the use of drone technology by ordinary people is set to increase, far sums are being spent on civilian drone projects and everything from police surveillance to amateur photography
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Sep 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
)'s, you run all this money through it, and then you close it down. so it's gone. by the time the i.r.s. gets around to it and might want to audit it, it's defunct. you create another one. so this is the problem that you really face when you get down to the nuts and bolts of it. >> so karl rove sets up a big super pac so it can collect millions of dollars from plutocrats or anybody else to attack candidates for the house and senate who oppose, let's say, the corporate tax breaks. it needs a fig leaf. it wants to protect its backers, its bankers. so crossroads g.p.s. sets up as a quote, social welfare group, under section 501 (c) (4) of the tax code. and then it spends that money on negative ads paid for by secret donors. >>> barack obama's got lots of excuses for the bad economy. >> headwinds coming from europe -- >>> warren went on a charm offensive with some of the same banks who got bailed out. tell professor warren we need jobs, not more bailouts and bigger government. >>> today in washington, america's debt increased $3.5 billion. $3.5 billion every single day since john test
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Sep 17, 2012 8:00am EDT
libya... where 4 americans were killed tuesday... including the u-s ambassador to libya.the ooama administration is still investigating the attacks to determine if they were spontaneous... or part of a long-forming plan. but it's still unnlear how to reduce tension in countries with a u-s presence. 1:09 bolton says: "backing away from the film is not going to eliminate the hatred or extremism. (butt to) the harder they push, the more we apologize, they'll just push more."-butt to-1:00- 1:07 yates says: "i think it's very very immortant noo to disengage from this vital region, we justthave to find a way that doesn't involve military invasions." invasions."secretary of state hillary clinton ii making calls to u-s ambassadors in muslim regions. the embassy in islamabad closed down today... as a precaution ahead of more planned protests. a deadly "superbug"... has killed a 7th person at maryland's national institutes of health clinical center.the latest victim is aayoung boy... who arrived in bethesda last april.doctors say he was here for a bone marrow transplant... when he contracte
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
, their biggest since the early 1980's. our moscow correspondent has more. >> passionate about dancing, moscow's students step in with his girlfriend. he was among the tens of thousands who took to the streets in may to protest vladimir putin's return to the presidency. accused of injuring a police officer on the filmiest of evidence, he's been in prison for three months with no sign of bail, as have 10 ears. and alexandra is getting desperate. >> absolutely everyone can see they are not criminals. these are people like you and me. people like salesmen and managers. it's as if the police deliberately arrested someone from each social group. >> the arrests appear to be part of a broad and deliberate crackdown, which started as soon as vladimir putin returned to the kremlin in may. it seems to be an attempt to undermine the morale of the opposition. >> it doesn't respect the results -- >> everyone is at risk. this man is an opposition member of parliament who was prominent in the unprecedented anti-putin street protest. this week he found himself fighting for his political career as his
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
-- wait for this -- 13.2 billion years ago. the u.n.'s refugee agency says the number of those fleeing syria could reach 700,000 by the end of the year. some 300,000 people have already escaped to a neighboring country -- countries and the agency warns they are running out of time to stem the violence. the organization as appealing for half a billion dollars to help support the refugees. unhcr regional coordinator for syriza refugees says 3000 people fled the country every day in august. >> this figure -- it is a humanitarian planning figure. it is based on trend. in august an average of 3000 refugees crossing the border. in september, we continue to have to thousand crossing the border. we are forecasting to continue to receive and help assyrian refugees as the cross, but also an increasing number of syr ian of the juice already in jordan or lebanon who are coming forward to register. we want to make sure our humanitarian factors -- 52 organizations, agencies, and you go's -- we are putting together planning to make sure we have diaz -- resources and humanitarian assistance to provide
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Sep 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
that denies it. there's too much science. there was a moment in the early 90's and that was when i had my first kid. i mean, this is really selfish, you know. i had my first kid and i thought, oh, my gosh. i started learning about what was really going on. they talked about greenhouse. remember, the "time magazine" said, "what is the greenhouse effect?" there was a moment where we were all really motivated and then i don't know what happened. personally, i think the oil companies and i think that a lot of people whose pockets are lined by them just devastated that conversation. tavis: what do you think it's gonna take for that conversation to get traction with everyday american people? i say the average american because it's not like these issues aren't discussed. it's not like people, you know, can't feel that something in the environment -- whether you understand global warming or climate change or not, it's pretty hard to deny that the weather patterns are changing. i mean, your regular joe can tell that something is happening. >> oh, yeah. ranchers are losing their cattle, they
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
opposed to his regime. the u.n.'s new forecast is nearly quadruple the previous estimate from june. hundreds of thousands of refugees have already fled into neighboring countries including turkey and lebanon during the 18-month conflict. will the donors pledged thursday to give at least $10 million to democratic super pacs in the lead up to the 2012 election. billionaire george soros is promising to give $1 million to the pro-obama super pac priorities usa action. the former hedge fund manager also plans to donate half a million dollars to a pair of super pacs supporting democratic candidates for congress. even with the latest round of pledges, contributions by soros this cycle will pale in comparison to some donors on the republican side. casino magnate sheldon adelson has pledged to spend up to $100 million to defeat president obama and the democrats this year. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney each campaign thursday in the hotly contested battleground state of virginia. both candidates attempted to court virginia's large population of military voters. in an a
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
about something we used to hear about in the past, 527's and their roles today. >> this is the year of the super pac. they've spent over $240 million so far placing ads on television, the phone banking, websites and the like. we're not seen that big of a super pac president at the convention. some of the major players are hosting events for instance here in charlotte. house majority pack a majority pac are throwing a series of events. super-o-rama under unity convention 2012. >> unity. >> 2012. >> the nuclear companies. yesterday we had a conversation with to local activists about their concerns about duke energy and nuclear power. duke energy is not the largest u.s. company involved with nuclear power, exelon is. talk about exelon's presence. >> i personally have not seen exelon in and around town. they might be sponsoring events, but i have not seen them. i have seen duke energy everywhere. >> tell me. >> duke energy is one of the largest businesses here. they have a giant tower just down the street from here. they're providing a lot of services the convention needs to operate. th
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
arts and religion and so on and so forth? s all part of really early schooling? >> i believe so. we start school in the year when the child is 7 years old. well, the curriculum covers the subjects of course. that is how it goes. >> however teachers respected there in finland that's correct teachers are very highly respected. the teaching profession is one of the five most popular profession in the inland. >> one of the five most popular? >> yes. like doctors, lawyers. >> are they will pay? >> reasonably. -- are they well paid? >> recently. every teacher in finland studies at the university. >> they have a master's? do they have to have a master's degree to be in the classroom? >> yes. permanently. >> said the standard is set very high? >> it is, because we think we need professionals with skills. then we can trust them. >> you can trust them? >> yes. that is important. >> what can america learn from you? >> well, america has chosen may be another way to improve education. it consists of using tests and ranking of teachers and salaries and so on. it is different from the scandinavian
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
decent, low-rent accommodations for this booming middle-class. >> armed gangs with a k-47's. very vibrant, this is the sign. a sign of a return to normality. >> the new normal include high- tech security for this handymen. he is married, with three children. another family join the crowds, clawing their way out of poverty. >> my life is going like this. i can see that i am progressing. >> this is still a rough city. there are not enough schools here. as prices rise, many have been forced out. still, the dangers and the squalor are receding. and your party, bbc news -- andrew harvey, bbc news. >> the gluteus night of the year for u.s. television, the emmys. "homeland," said to be the president's favorite show, scooped up four prizes. they stopped "madmen" in its tracks, denying the show a record-setting five trophies. >> the emmys are the oscars of television. the best of american prime-time comedy and drama. >> tonight we honor the one thing we love more than anything else in hollywood. ourselves. >> there was one runaway winner in the drama category. >> "homeland." >> the scoop u
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
diplomat. well, funk is saying some pretty vacanting things. and it appears as though he is 's organized a semiannualot? seminar that you speak of. and his forum debunks the sayings from the cross, the virgth, the resurrection, jesus' miracles and he sees jesus as a sort of jewish socrates, almost a lenny bruce character, is that right. >> that's right. >> you find no evidence in any of your scholarship, by the way, that jesus was a revolutionary, correct? interi find counterevidence. >> counterevidence? if yes is it he was not a revolutionary nor an insurrectionist. >> not that i can see from the documents. >> was jesus a conservative? >> i don't think so. >> well, in what sense was he unorthodox? >> well, i think that in what sense is what he saying somehow alarming or gripping or revolutionary? >> did he support the tora. >> oh, yes. >> oh, yes. so he did root himself in sources, correct? >> he was a jew. >> that's what i'metting at, was he not basically conservative. he was -- go ahead. >> well, just it depends on which jew you ask. but it's -- you know, he's certainly within the -- a
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Sep 6, 2012 7:30am EDT
party discipline. and is caught up in the scandal. r rororr: the news s enen brbre the news.. the latelaststevevopment i ithth scandadathth e eosos the cocoununt t rty. ngngijij h hding the bururu.u. heheedednd anti-gangngndnd rrrrtion campaigigalalg with bo xilaiil. in february, w wg was suddenly dismissed as mayor. four days later, he went to a u.s. consulate and stayed overnight. when he left, police started questioning him. once actions got party leaders interested in bo xilai. bo was a party chief in chongqing. a member of the bureau and rising star. they started looking into what they called serious violations of the discipline. then suspended him. police had arrested bo's wife, gu kailai, on charges of murdering a british businessman, neil heywood. she was sentenced to death with a two-year suspension. wang tried to cover up gu's involvement in the murder. now, party officials have to decide what to do with bo. to put the biggest political scandal in years behind them. reporting for nhk world, beijing. >>> china is hinting at possible counter measures against the japanese g
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Sep 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
found the victims. it sounds like something like a mass murder out of chicago in the 1920's. it does not sound like this part of france. in the summer, beautiful and meadows, a fantastic lake, quietness. you have just given me that information about the person who has been killed, a former iraqi citizen. whether there is a relationship with that, we cannot know. there is due to be a news conference taking place here shortly and hopefully we will get more light on this at the moment. >> at that news conference, i imagine one of the questions that is going to come up is why took the police so long to find this surviving child. was it eight hours or something? >> 8 hours. they went to the scene last night. there were bodies and nothing moving in that car. they thought they would seal off this area and then bring in the forensic teams in the morning so nothing is disturbed over the course of the night. eight hours later, they find under the bodies immobile, not moving, this 4-year-old girl. it does look like it was an extraordinary oversight. i suspect what was in the police's mind was t
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
asset have paid off. >> i cannot approve upon the i.r.s.'s own word in making this award decision. the information was unprecedented that he provided information that was exceptional and brad's information served as the basis for unprecedented actions against the swiss bank u.b.s. and collateral impact on other enforcement activities. >> not only was u.b.s. forced to pay $780 million to svelte the justice department, it had to turn over account information for thousands of its american clients, cracking open swits lan's famed banking secrecy laws. >> these are the headlines from "g.m.t.." the u.s. ambassador in libya has died after an attack in the u.s. consulate in the eastern city of benghazi. nearly 250 people have been killed in a fire at a garment factory in the pakistan city of karachi. germany's constitutional court has been ruling on one of its most important cases in post-war history of the it had to decide whether germany's role on the bailout fund was legal. the court backed out the plan with some condition. those stocks have rallied. steve evans is in berlin following
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Sep 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
, just as there was in the prairies in the 1880's and 1890's, eventually they'll get the message. >> what's your greatest fear? >> my greatest fear is that this whole impasse simply carries on. and this country becomes more and more polarized and ungovernable. and we could be faced with a very bad situation, internationally and domestically. >> and what is your greatest hope? >> my greatest hope is that we can govern ourselves again in a spirit of bipartisanship. >> do you think that's a realistic hope? >> we must let our hopes be greater than our fears. >> well, i consider "the party is over" must reading. and i hope my audience will spend these days between one convention and the other getting acquainted with your analysis of what's happening. "the party is over: how republicans went crazy, democrats became useless, and the middle class got shafted." mike lofgren, thank you for being with us. >> thank you very much. ♪ >> that's it for this week. at our website, billmoyers.com, our colleagues at the sunlight foundation have gone behind the scenes at the republican convention,
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